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Sport and Ireland: A History

Paul Rouse


This book presents a history of sport in Ireland—it is located within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. There are aspects of Ireland’s sporting history that are uniquely Irish, but it is a history of play shared with other societies, near and far. This book offers a unique insight into the British Empire in Ireland; it also assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, and the manner in which states make policy in respect of sport. The manner in which sport has been colonized by the media and has colonized it, in turn, is al ... More

Keywords: sport, culture, Ireland, media, football, athletics, horse racing, cricket, hurling, cockfighting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Rouse, author
Lecturer, School of History, University College Dublin